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July 22, 2019

Dorothy Ann (Conner) Pontsler

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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:00 am

Our mom, Dorothy, passed very unexpectedly, however peacefully, on April 11, 2019. She is and was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and very loving and loyal friend. Her husband, Billy Dean Pontsler, preceded her in death on May 24, 2017. He would have been 91 on December 15, 2018. She is survived by her daughters Deann Yanes and husband Gary of Brentwood, Calif.; and Valarie Pontsler of Livermore, Calif.; granddaughter Ashley Shockley and husband Paul of Clovis, Calif.; great-grandchildren Paul, Ryder, Kaylee, Steven, Seth and Kole.

Dorothy was born on March 9, 1932, in Spokane, Wash. As a young girl she lived in Grand Coulee Dam, Wash. and was a member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG), sang and began a lifelong hobby of stamp collecting. She attended Grand Coulee Dam High School, graduating in 1950. Dorothy also became a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

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